2004 Ford Escape - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2004 Ford Escape

636 problems have been reported for the 2004 Ford Escape.
The following chart shows the 21 most common problems for 2004 Ford Escape.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's suspension
with 140 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's structure
(117 problems).

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2004 Ford Escape in the United States are 106,745 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Ford Escape owners in the last 14 years is 636, and the age of the vehicle is 14, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service
years since the debut of the 2004 Ford Escape in 2004.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2018

8

2017

36

2016

70

2015

100

2014

146

2013

58

2012

46

2011

15

2010

20

2009

19

2008

20

2007

23

2006

20

2005

22

2004

3

Compare the 2004 Ford Escape with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Ford Escape,
the following table can be used to compare the 2004 Ford Escape
with the Ford Escape from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2004 Escape is 636
while the average number of problems reported for the 19 model years of the Ford Escape is 819.

Table 3. Compare the 2004 Ford Escape with other model years